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HER CHOICE

Child marriage is a widespread phenomenon which endangers the healthy development and wellbeing of girls and young women all over the world. Each year, 15 million girls get married before the age of 18. HER CHOICE aims to build child marriage-free communities where each girl is free to decide if, when and whom she marries. Where this will be HER CHOICE.

The Facts

  • Every day 39,000 girls get married
  • In low- and middle-income countries one in three girls will marry before
    the age of 18
  • One in nine girls will marry before their fifteenth birthday
  • 90% of teenage pregnancies take place within marriage
  • Complications during pregnancy and delivery are the second leading
    cause of death among 15 to 19-year-olds